Published Monday 30th January 2017

A Herefordshire hospice has netted a generous donation from the county’s leading football club.

Hereford FC has handed over dozens of bags full of clothes to St Michael’s Hospice.

The Bulls had asked the community for donations towards the homeless in the run-up to Christmas, but were so overwhelmed by the amount of clothes handed over that around 30 bags were left over.

‘We were blown away by the response from fans, and had far too many donations to give away to the homeless,’ said Jamie Griffiths, Hereford FC’s PR and Administration Officer.

‘We said we would give any clothes left over to a local charity, and we’re delighted to hand them to St Michael’s Hospice to sell on so they can raise vital funds.

‘We’ve taken about 30 bags full of good, warm clothes to their Home & Living Store on Holmer Road.’

To thank the club for its kind donation, Hospice Communications Officer Paul Broome met club staff during Hereford’s last home game, a 2-1 win over Tiverton Town.

‘It’s wonderful that Hereford FC has thought of St Michael’s,’ he said.

‘To have so many items donated to Hereford FC in the first place just goes to show what a generous community we have here in Herefordshire and beyond.

‘We would like to thank the club for their donation and we wish them every success for the rest of this season and in the future.’

Anyone who has clothing they wish to donate to St Michael’s Hospice can do so by calling the Holmer Road store on 01432 356363.